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11th Summer School in Urban Anthropology “NEW CULTURAL PRACTICES AND THE BALKAN CITY”

01 – 13 Sept 2013, Varna, Bulgaria

 

PROGRAMME

 

01.09.2013 (Sunday)

Arrivals

 

02.09.2013 (Monday)

09:00 – 09:30             Welcoming address, practical issues

09:30 – 11:00             Varna: the face of the place (and the choice of the face), Assoc. Prof. Daniela Koleva, Sofia University, Dpt of cultural studies

11:00 – 11:30             Discussion

11:30 – 12:00             Pause

12:00 – 13:30             Presentation of the suggested topics for fieldwork, formation of research groups, assignment of tasks

15:00 – 19:00             Group sessions on the fieldwork assignments under the supervision of the respective lecturers

19:00                          Welcoming party

 

03.09.2013 (Tuesday)

09:00 - 10.30              Seeing the city change: reflections on visual sociology, Prof. Michel Rautenberg, UFR of humanities and social sciences, University Jean Monnet, Saint Etienne, France

10:30 – 11:00             Discussion

11:00 – 11:30             Pause

11:30 – 13:00             Meeting with representatives of media & NGO sector from Varna (to be confirmed)

15:00 – 18:00             Guided tour of Varna

 

04.09.2013 (Wednesday)

09:00 – 10:30             Nationalism and the urban imaginary, Milla Mineva, Dpt of sociology, Sofia university

10:30 – 11:00             Discussion

11:00 – 11:30             Pause

11:30 – 13:00             Perspectives on contemporary forms of cityness, Dr Sandra Fiori, National High School of Architecture of Lyon

13:00 – 13:30             Discussion

14:30 – 19:00             Field work in groups

 

05.09.2013 (Thursday)

09:00 – 10:30             Aesthetics of power - aesthetics of resistance: the city as media, Prof. Ivaylo Ditchev, Dpt of cultural studies, Sofia University

10:30 – 11:00             Discussion

11:00 – 11:30             Pause

11:30 – 13:00             Social movements and changes in urban space: public goods, social centres, alternatives, Dr Valentina Georgieva, Dpt of cultural studies, Sofia university

13:00 – 13:30             Discussion

14:30 – 19:00             Field work in groups

 

06.09.2013 (Friday)

09:00 – 10:30              Space and capitalism: from disciplinary spaces to enjoyment spaces, Dr Corine Védrine, National High School of Architecture of Lyon 

10:30 – 11:00             Discussion

11:00 – 11:30             Pause

11:30 – 13:00             Unrest in the city: general discussion

14:30 – 19:00             Field work in groups

 

07.09.2013 (Saturday)

Research trip to the Romanian coast (optional and to be confirmed)

 

08.09.2013 (Sunday)

09:00 – 13:00              Cultural dimensions of Istanbul's urban transformation - the treatment of cultural heritage by the present government (Sulukule, Ayvansaray, Sultanahmet, Yedikule Bostans) and of public spaces (Gezi Park, Salı Pazarı, Fenerbahçe; of cultural venues such as the AKM, Emek Cinema), Ass. prof. Asu Aksoy Bilgi University, Istanbul & Prof. Kevin Robins, Goldsmith's University of London

14:30 – 16:00             Urban memories: general discussion

16:00 – 19:00             Field work in groups

 

09.09.2013 (Monday)

09:00 – 10:00             The Cultural Front. The Institutional Grounds for Cultural Politics during the Socialist Regime in Bulgaria, Prof. Ivan Elenkov, Sofia University, Dpt of cultural studies

10:00 – 10:30             Discussion

10:30 – 11:00             Pause

11:00 – 12:30             How do we think South-Eastern Europe?, Dr Dimitar Bechev, Director of the European Council of Foreign Relations, Sofia

12:30 – 13:00             Discussion

13:00 – 14:30             Lunch break

14:30 – 16:00             Balkan cuisine, Dr Velislava Petrova, Dpt. of cultural studies, Sofia University

16:00 – 16:30             Discussion

16:30 – 19:00             Field work in groups

 

10.09.2013 (Tuesday)

09:00 – 10:30             Memory, place and change. How do inhabitants make sense of changes in their locality through their own practices of memory-making? What do they forget? To what extent can we talk of a collective memory (and collective forgetting) of place? What is the relationship between place, generation and memories? How is habitus connected to place and change?, Dr Bella Dicks, School of social sciences, Cardiff University

10:30 – 11:00             Discussion

11:00 – 11:30             Pause

11.30 - 13.00              Soundwalking. A sensitive and citizen approach of urban ambiance, Dr Cécile Regnault, National High School of Architecture of Lyon

13:00 – 13:30             Discussion

14:30 – 19:00             Field work in groups

 

11.09.2013 (Wednesday)

09:00 – 12:00             Methodological workshop

12:00 – 12:30             Evaltuation & feedback

14:00 – 17:00             Preparation of final presentations, work in groups

 

12.09.2013 (Thursday)

09:00 – 17:30              Presentation of field research by the students with pauses and discussions.

 

13.09.2013 (Friday)

Departures

 

* Please consider that the programme may undergo some minor changes.

 

 

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